Skyrmion lattice and intrinsic angular momentum effect in the A phase of superfluid 3He under rotation

Masanori Ichioka, Takeshi Mizushima, Kazushige Machida

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Abstract

As an example of the skyrmion lattice, the structure of Mermin-Ho vortex lattice in superfluids H3 e is studied by self-consistent Eilenberger theory and by Bogoliubov-de Gennes theory. We identify how the intrinsic orbital angular momentum l of p -wave Cooper pairs contributes to spatial structures of the pair potential, current flow, and quasiparticle states. There are two types of vortices depending on the l direction relative to rotation. Only one of them has zero-energy bound states appearing even in coreless vortices due to intrinsic topological reasons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094516
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume82
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 23 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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